"Look honey, I made my new printer a 30 year old printer!"

Seriously, that does sound fun. :)

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:10 AM, Ron Lauzon <rlau...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, you could connect one to the M100 via the serial port.
>
> I've worked with these types of printers professionally (mostly the
> Paxar/Monarch/Avery and Zebra).  Most of the newer ones are WiFi, but
> all still have some sort of serial connector.
>
> The problem with using these types of printers is that they are
> designed to be used as label printers.  So you just can't treat them
> as a tty, dump some text to the printer and have it print.  You have
> to send them special commands to define a label, define text fields,
> etc. then print the label.
>
> Also, most of those kinds of printers use thermal paper - which is
> more expensive (and kinda toxic).
>
> At my old company, they were getting rid of the old serial-only
> printers, so I picked one up and tried it out on my PC.  It had very
> limited usefulness.
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 4:59 AM, James Zeun <james.z...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Would it be possible to use say one of those cheap compact thermal
> printers?
> > The ones with the two or three inch paper rolls?
> >
> >
> >
> > On 9 Feb 2018 4:14 a.m., "John R. Hogerhuis" <jho...@pobox.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> True story, after helping Ken test his implementation of the epson
> >> emulation I had lots of fun feeding the output through imagemagick to
> add
> >> enough distortion to make it look like even more like the real thing.
> >>
> >> http://bitchin100.com/wiki/index.php?title=Model_100_RAM_
> Dump_One-Liners
> >>
> >> — John.
>
>
>
> --
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>
> TRS-80 Pocket Computer 2 - TRS-80 Pocket Computer 4 - TRS-80 Model 100/102
> Some people like to work on old cars.  But old computers are cheaper
> and don't require a big garage.
>

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